Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday, January 6th - Where have you been all my life?

It's a rainy, cold (that's relative I guess - in the 40's) Tuesday morning. I'm still in my pj's, drinking my second cup of coffee. The house is quiet. The kids are back in school:

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Oh, I'm just kidding...I'm actually gonna miss the little ankle biters! But it's time to get back in the swing of things. I've got to finish up a job I started before the Christmas break, and I have a project due in two weeks sitting on my work table that needs to be completed. I have a carousel horse that needs painting for a silent auction, and I have to make a giant state of Texas, an oil derrick and a boot for a boy scouts dinner in February. I also need to finish my studio. Lots of stuff to do. But for now, I'm just going to enjoy a few self-indulgent hours of relaxation. Thank you, God. You are so good to me!

P. S. - How bad do you feel for the organist on that video? OUCH!

13 comments:

Dear Gabby said...

"You deserve a break today..."

Remember that little tune from a past commericial?

Or am I the oldest commenter again?

Relax and enjoy your day. That's the best advice I have to offer you.

vw: Hallych (I'm not joking)The abbreviation for the Hallelujah Chorus.

Christy said...

WOW. That was... special. I hope your relaxation goes more smoothly than the organist's playing.

Mare said...

Your work sounds like too much fun to be "work."

Helen said...

Enjoy your break. That poor organist! That had to be mortifying. Almost as bad as accidentally asking a man about his thingy in a foreign country....

katdish said...

Mare - you're right, it really is...

(Helen said "thingy" - snort!)

and since I've commented Sherri, you and I are tied.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Helen! Don't share my secrets with just anyone!

So, what was wrong with the organ music?

I kid.

I SO wish there was video for that clip. It'd be great on so many levels.

Seeing the organist's face, watching choir react as they desperately try to find THEIR note in that cacaphony, examining the audience as they squint and wince...

WV: hansun
How the dad on Christmas Story says "handsome"

"That Bumpus next door just thinks he's a hansun sunnaboonch!"

Helen said...

Hey, Steph, I never said it was you. Until you commented, everyone who didn't check your blog thought I was the one going to foreign countries to ask men about their thingies. Now they all know the truth: that it was you!

Beth said...

I am an expert at musical disasters, being a part of too many to name. My guess is that the organist had the music in a different key than everyone else...whether that's his/her own fault, someone really hated them, or just a terrible mistake....well...I bet the organ and the choir practiced together the next year before the performance.

But I'm impressed they got the last chord right. And the people clapping made me laugh. Just once I want to hear someone boo a classical performance.

BeckeyZ said...

Oh, please tell me we'll get to see pictures of your Texas, oil derrick and boot when you're done. How big do they have to be?

Max02 said...

Down time is awesome.

Did you catch the washing machine reference in the video? Good stuff.

katdish said...

Beckey -

Have you ever seen those big 4' x 8' sheets of foam insulation at Home Depot? The Texas will be as big as I can fit on one of those sheets, the boot will be as big as whatever is leftover after I cut out the giant Texas. I haven't quite figured out the logistics on the oil derrick, but I'm guessing that rebar or 1" x 4" lumber will be involved. I'll post pics on my sadly neglected other blog "Stuff I Painted" when I finish.

Max - washing machine reference: only funny if they're not talking about me.

Annie K said...

Helen...'thingy'?

vanityofvanities said...

What? I feel bad for the choir members who were trying desperately to find their notes!